Cant boot and no internal drive - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Laptops and Notebooks
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-01-2009, 09:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 3
Default Cant boot and no internal drive

I am trying to start an old Fujitsu Seimens laptop with XP on it. When I power on you hear the disk start up, or maybe its the fan, but t fails to boot and the screen remains black.

I can't f key into dos or get a dos prompt even. The laptops internal disk drive is missing so I cant reload xp or a start up disk. External disk drive and floppy drive are not recognised, presumably I would need to change the boot sequence for that but I can't get access to do so. Catch 22.

Anyone any ideas???
__________________

spacex is offline  
Old 02-01-2009, 10:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
patonb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: In Gov't Regulated Cubical
Posts: 9,745
Default Re: Cant boot and no internal drive

You can't get into the bios?

Could be the cmos battery maybe...
__________________

__________________
Foldie = i5 6600kMSI Z170A M5 EVGA 970 SC Corsair H100 Corsair hx520 2x8gb GSkill Corsair 650D
Woohoo = L5639 @3.1Ghz EVGA SR-2 gtx 260-216 Hyper 212+ Corsair 1050hx 6x2gb Corsair XMS3 Blackhawk Ulra
Alienware 18 - SLI 770M 4700mq 16Gig

patonb is offline  
Old 02-01-2009, 02:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 3
Default Re: Cant boot and no internal drive

What is a cmos battery?
spacex is offline  
Old 02-01-2009, 02:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
patonb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: In Gov't Regulated Cubical
Posts: 9,745
Default Re: Cant boot and no internal drive

The battery that remembers whats in the bios..... pita to replace in a laptop.
__________________
Foldie = i5 6600kMSI Z170A M5 EVGA 970 SC Corsair H100 Corsair hx520 2x8gb GSkill Corsair 650D
Woohoo = L5639 @3.1Ghz EVGA SR-2 gtx 260-216 Hyper 212+ Corsair 1050hx 6x2gb Corsair XMS3 Blackhawk Ulra
Alienware 18 - SLI 770M 4700mq 16Gig

patonb is offline  
Old 02-03-2009, 09:07 AM   #5 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 3
Default Re: Cant boot and no internal drive

Not sure who put the ad/link on my post but it wasn't me.......?
spacex is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.